All candidates for the Art Therapy graduate degree are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree in art, psychology, or a related field. A minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours in studio art is required. Course work in psychology should add up to a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours. Psychology course work should include introduction to psychology, human development, and abnormal psychology or psychopathology.
A portfolio of the student’s art must be submitted. The portfolio must be submitted on a CD, and must consist of ten (10) images in various mediums, labeled with titles, and appropriate for viewing. A written personal statement is also required, which should include the candidate’s interest in the field, personal goals, and academic objectives. Evidence of previous experience working with people in human service or teaching setting should be included with letters of recommendation. Transcripts, with appropriate grade point average, should be included in the Admissions packet. Each applicant is recommended to come for an interview if possible.